Six of nine planetary boundaries—climate change, deforestation, biodiversity loss, synthetic chemicals including plastics, freshwater depletion, and nitrogen use—are already deep in the red zone, an international team of 29 scientists reported.
Non-native species—displaced either by global trade and travel or by climate change—pose "a severe global threat" to local biodiversity, food security as well as public health, a new report has found.
Global warming could push tropical forests to a point where photosynthesis fails and trees die. The ramifications are huge, scientists say.
Since 2006, the amount of heat-trapping methane in Earth's atmosphere has been rising fast. It may signal that a great transition in Earth's climate has begun.
July was a recording breaking month for both land and sea temperatures, according to EU climate observers Copernicus.
It’s winter in Antarctica, when sea ice cover typically grows. But this year’s sea ice is way behind, reaching record lows with implications for the planet.
An international team of scientists was amazed to discover that Greenland was a green land only 416,000 years ago. Much of the Greenland ice sheet vanished when it got warm which caused a global sea level rise.
The temperatures are being driven by human-induced climate change and the naturally-occurring weather pattern known as El Niño, scientists say. Last month was the hottest June on record, the EU's climate monitoring service Copernicus said on Thursday.
A new study has highlighted the possibility of major harvest failures caused by climate change in multiple global breadbaskets as the United Nations warned of a “dystopian future” without immediate action.
A new study suggests that decreases in brain size in modern humans may be driven by natural selection in response to climate change and environmental stress, starting around 15,000 years ago.
Melting of glaciers to cause flooding and water shortages for nearly 2 billion people who live downstream, report says.
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